NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. — Construction of the Niagara Falls Hospital is moving forward.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario's minister of health and long-term care, was at the building site in Niagara Falls recently to make the announcement.
The new hospital will provide health care to over 434,000 people through state-of-the-art facilities designed to meet the region's changing health care needs, states a release.
Patients will have access to emergency and urgent care, laboratory services, ambulatory clinics and full diagnostics including MRI, CT scans, ultrasounds and X-rays. Once complete, patients in the region will also have access to general surgical services; a regional stroke program; seniors' wellness and aging programs; breast screening services; integrated chronic disease management programs; mental health and addictions programs; and outpatient services for children, youth and adults.
The Welland County General Hospital will remain open for patients and families in Niagara. The hospital's services will be finalized as the planning process for the new hospital moves forward.
"The new Niagara Falls Hospital will be a centre of excellence providing patients with high-quality care in a new, modern facility," states Hoskins in a release.